Hagebau: Opening only in autumn
Created: 01/14/2023, 08:00
Not much is going on at the construction site of the new Hagebaumarkt on Industriestraße.
In wintry temperatures, the construction work can only be carried out to a limited extent.
The new building is expected to open at the end of September/beginning of autumn.
© Stefan Schweihofer
The opening of the new Hagebau market in the Holzkirchner commercial area has been delayed.
The operating company will probably not be able to meet the budget either.
She expects inflation to be 10 percent.
Holzkirchen – As reported, Hagebaumarkt Holzkirchen GmbH und Co. KG and its parent company, Baustoffunion München, originally aimed for an opening in spring 2023.
This schedule cannot now be kept, as managing director Joachim Ricker explained when asked.
"The demolition of the old building was much more complex than we thought." Last but not least, due to the two-story basement, there was a significant increase in mass.
"We judged it differently," said Ricker.
In addition, the official approval process dragged on much longer than expected.
As reported, Ricker still expected approval from the district office in June last year.
"Nothing came of this, so we were only able to start construction later than we had hoped."
Workers are currently putting up the shell, although construction work is limited due to the winter.
Especially at the turn of the year, not much happened on the construction site, says Ricker.
It is not possible to say exactly when the shell will be finished, since the trades are intertwined in buildings of this size.
However, he plans to open the new hardware store after the summer holidays.
"We expect an appointment at the end of September, beginning of October."
The cost framework is also likely to change.
"We don't have a crystal ball, but to be on the safe side, we're assuming inflation of around ten percent." This is a consequence of inflation, which hits building materials particularly hard, although not every trade is equally affected.
"It's a shame," says Ricker, "we should have been about a year earlier to avoid that." As reported, the operating company had a total investment sum - including technology, equipment and initial equipment - of eleven million in the summer calculated in euros.
The 19-strong workforce currently employed at Hagebau stores in Munich, Ebersberg and Grafing will return to Holzkirchen.
"Apart from a certain fluctuation, which is usual in such cases, the employees come back." Despite the shortage of workers, Ricker is confident of being able to fill the additional jobs that the significantly larger market then offers.
"It's not easy to attract good employees, especially since we also have to fill specific positions, but I'm optimistic."
As reported, the sales area is to be increased from the original 3,500 to 5,500 square meters, divided into a contemporary construction center and an attractive and customer-oriented garden center.
Including offices and storage areas, the new building will be 7,600 square meters.
Several charging stations for e-cars, 191 car parking spaces, 30 bicycle parking spaces – some of them covered – and four cargo bike parking spaces are being built outside.
"Experience shows that DIY store customers don't usually come by bike, but local politicians want to change that and are backing cargo bikes," says Ricker, who seems to be open to this progressive idea.
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